Monday, 16 December 2013

SweetThingsbyLeoh Christmas prize draw Featured shop

SweetThingsbyLeoh Christmas prize draw Featured shop






Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Leoh Hillman the owner of SweetThingsbyLeoh, who has generously donated the following prizes: 2 winners will receive £5 to spend in store and all entrants will receive 10% off any purchase.. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.



SweetThingsbyLeoh makes
homemade traditional sweets such as fudge, vegan Fudge marshmallows, jams, jellies, hot chocolate, wedding & party favours. 
SweetThingsbyLeoh also now offers a few Vegan friendly Fudge varieties and intends to continue developing further vegan friendly fudge flavours. The Vegan fudge is also Gluten and wheat free! 

All my treats are made in small batches to ensure you will always receive my treats as fresh as possible,

Leoh the owner of SweetThingsbyLeoh tries where possible to use the freshest of ingredients, using a lot of the fruit grown in her own garden or allotment. This results in fabulous flavours and fantastic quality treats for you and your friends & Family.

Once you have tried her traditional homemade sweets you won't want to buy them from your local supermarket any more!

More about Leoh

SweetThingsbyLeoh was born out of my love of making homemade fudge and other sweets.
I always enjoyed baking cakes and making treats and so when my mum bought back a pile of old fashioned women’s magazines from the charity shop when I was 12 years old I could not wait to try out a vanilla fudge recipe that I found within. Armed with an old battered saucepan and a wooden spoon I set about making the fudge. After three failed attempts and a big gooey mess, I finally had success and I can tell you I was not disappointed! I enjoyed making this fudge for a while but as a teenager generally does I found I had better things to do with my time and so my baking days where finished for some while. Years later having already left home and raising a family of three children I decided to make some fudge again and so went to see if I could borrow the recipe from my mum. Unfortunately she no longer had the recipe. I set about trying various other fudge recipes never being happy with the results, so I decided to try to develop my own. This turned out over time to be very rewarding as I found after a few tweaks here and there that I had made a delicious Vanilla fudge recipe that I can truly call my own! This recipe is now the basis of most of my other recipes adding, removing, and tweaking here and there when developing one of my new fudge flavours.
Apart from my fudge, I also enjoy making other sweets such as marshmallow, cakes, biscuits, jams, and jellies.
I try where possible to use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, adding only natural colours or flavours.
When making my jams and jellies, if I can grow the fruit myself then that what I use to make it.
Currently I grow, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, apples, gooseberries and rhubarb all of which I make into jams and jellies.
I was inspired to start up my Etsy shop after encouragement from friends and family and a few successful stalls at my children’s school, and local church fares.
The idea of earning a living doing something that I love is very appealing to me and I am very proud to be able to offer my customers my very own original recipes!
I hope you will enjoy eating my sweets and treats as much as I enjoy making them

SweetThingsbyLeoh Ships worldwide from Havant, Hampshire, England, UK

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Cukoos Christmas prize draw Featured shop

Cukoos Christmas prize draw Featured shop






Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Sarah Simmons the owner of Cukoos, who has generously donated the following prize: Winnie the pooh boys quilt with wonderfully soft anti-pil fleece backing in Royal Blue!.. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.


Cukoos makes unique beautiful handmade children's clothes and accessories. For ages birth to 8. Quilts, quillows, pillows for the bedroom. Dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, trousers for summer fun for the boys and girls. Coats, parkas, capes and blouson jackets to keep the little ones warm and cosy in winter, also crocheted scarves, hats and mitts!


More about Sarah


At age 8, my grandmother, on a visit to Canada, taught me to crochet. I have been crocheting ever since! By the age of 14 I was taking sewing/dressmaking lessons at school. Later, married with children I went back to school to study the design and finer techniques of dressmaking.
I just love children, my own and now my 4 wonderful grandchildren. Making clothing for them is just one way I can express my love for them.
Items in my shop cover just about everything to do with babies, toddlers and small children.
Quilts, quillows, pillows for the bedroom. Dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, trousers for summer fun for the boys and girls. Coats, parkas, capes and blouson jackets to keep the little ones warm and cosy in winter. As well as all the crocheted scarves, hats and mitts!
Although having been raised in Canada, England is now my home. I do hope you will find something to interest you.


Cukoos Ships to the UK and EU from Bicester, England

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SilverbirdDesignsUK Christmas prize draw Featured shop

SilverbirdDesignsUK Christmas prize draw Featured shop






Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Carolyn Ford the owner of SilverbirdDesignsUK, who has generously donated the following prize: A Sterling Silver flower pendant with Sterling Silver chain.. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.



SilverbirdDesignsUK creates jewellery using a variety of materials, including sterling silver, semi-precious cabochons and Swarovski elements. Carolyn also loves to make copper pieces and likes to incorporate gemstone, glass or her own resin cabochons in their designs. 


More about Carolyn

Handcrafted Jewellery by Carolyn Ford

Since beginning to handcraft sterling silver jewellery back in 2009, I’ve been meaning to set up “Silverbird Designs” (named after my first design).

My background has always been art…..I have a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and have worked for over 15 years in the design industry. Even when studying, I had a craft stall at the local market.


I use traditional silversmithing techniques for my jewellery. Every piece is lovingly sketched, cut, filed, sanded, textured, soldered and polished by hand.


I like to create simple yet eye catching designs that can be worn for that special occasion or for everyday wear.


Thanks for looking!

SilverbirdDesignsUK Ships only to the UK from Southampton, England

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

BramalfieBeadsetc Christmas prize draw Featured shop

BramalfieBeadsetc Christmas prize draw Featured shop









Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Ailsa Cordner the owner of BramalfieBeadsetc, who has generously donated the following prize: 10% Off to spend in store for all prize draw entrants! .. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.

Ailsa makes a large selection of polymer clay jewellery and chainmaille as well as cufflinks and christmas ornaments made from polymer clay. Each piece is handmade and can be customised, if you would like something in a different colour or different style.

More about Ailsa

It's all about the beads....

Well not entirely but it is what drew me back in jewellery making a few years back. I wanted to make my own beads, I thought about paper beads but then re-discovered polymer clay and the rest is history!! I've been making beads ever since, some have been turned into jewellery, some are waiting for inspiration to strike, others are being sold as they are to allow others to create beautiful things!! My second love is chainmaille, I am constantly amazed at how you can manipulate little metal rings to make the most beautiful chains.
BramalfieBeadsetc Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, England

 
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liv-an-upcycle Christmas prize draw Featured shop

liv-an-upcycle Christmas prize draw Featured shop







Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Lenny the owner of liv-an-upcycle, who has generously donated the following prizes: 20% Voucher to spend in online for 100 entrants! .. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.

Lenny's ethos is all about recycling and upcycling found items, destined to be scraped, by using a mix of skill and technology to create alternative and individual items. Objects that are discarded are turned into lasting, functional objects that can be used to enhance your home & your life. They make excellent gifts, or it may be that you just want to be reminded of something from long ago. A bit of retro, with a modern twist & some vintage finds thrown in for good measure, with a good helping of healthy environmental ethics thrown in! You can’t go wrong.
  

liv-an-upcycle Ships to the UK & the US from Nottingham, England

 
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MooseintheMint Christmas prize draw Featured shop

MooseintheMint Christmas prize draw Featured shop









Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for Heather Barber the owner of MooseintheMint, who has generously donated the following prize: A £5 voucher to spend online ! .. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.


 Heather makes handcrafted, upcycled and eco friendly goodies using surplus items and re-working them into something else, to make them more useful or looking better.

More about Heather 

mother of two teenage boys.
I like working with things that people would normally throw out and turning them into something good again. I started this when I was fundraising for my boys to go to an international Scout camp, and I caught the bug!
Everything contains something that has been re purposed or recycled.

MooseintheMint Ships United Kingdom from Malmsbury, England.

 
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BizziZizzi Christmas prize draw Featured shop

BizziZizzi Christmas prize draw Featured shop








Here is our next instalment of our Christmas Prize draw shop Features. Please show your support for  Lizzi  the owner of Inkypixie, who has generously donated the following prizes: A Wire Wrapped Peace Pebble! .. The prize draw takes place on the 16th December 2013.

BizziZizzi -Buttons Beads & Beautiful Things

More about Lizzi


"Buttons are like mothers - they hold everything together!"

Bizzi Zizzi was 'conceived' in 2011 when Lizzi turned 40 and felt the need to get back to her creative roots.

Born into a family of artists, musicians, photographers, knitters and seamstresses, it was only natural that Lizzi would pick up the creative vibe and from an early age was doodling and colouring to her heart's content.

The first sign of her future in the creative world was her d├ębut on stage (all be an end of primary school production) recreating a painting by Lowry while the rest of the cast sang 'Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats & Dogs' by Brian Burke and Michael Coleman.

Later, at secondary school, she took part in a Young Enterprise Scheme and was production manager for making wooden school badges.

Then hormones and realities of life and making a decent living took over and her creative hobbies were set aside while she carved a career in the corporate world.

Now, with a young family of her own, who also love to cut, colour and stick together their own yoghurt pots, boxes and lollipop sticks, she felt the urge to really give her creative side a chance to shine.

Having tried nearly every type of craft available, from batik to blacksmithing, she has settled on creating buttons with polymer clay. Not only is this one of the materials she remembers using as a child (Fimo), she feels strongly that everything she makes should have a purpose in life, not to just look pretty.

Lizzi is also one of the founder members of The Handmade Hub - a community group of artists, designers and makers based in and around Towcester, South Northamptonshire.

BizziZizzi ships to United Kingdom from Towcester, England. 
 
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